Computer-Assisted Reporting / Edition 1

Computer-Assisted Reporting / Edition 1

by Brant Houston
     
 

This concise handbook provides an accessible guide to the esentials of computer-assisted reporting, It gives a practical overview of database managers, spreadsheets, and the various on-line resources used to produce news stories.

The first text of its kind, Computer-Assisted Reporting, A Practical Guide can be used as the ultimate tool for a journalist

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This concise handbook provides an accessible guide to the esentials of computer-assisted reporting, It gives a practical overview of database managers, spreadsheets, and the various on-line resources used to produce news stories.

The first text of its kind, Computer-Assisted Reporting, A Practical Guide can be used as the ultimate tool for a journalist beginning in CAR, as well as a primary reference for the CAR veteran. Emphasizing the most useful tools in on-line reporting, it springboards journalists into the computer age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312132606
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1High-tech Journalism: What Computer-Assisted Reporting Is and Why Journalists Need to Use It1
2Computer Basics: Translating the Technical into the Practical12
3Spreadsheets: Conquering Numbers23
4Database Managers: Going from the Rolodex to Matchmaking51
5A Few Words about Statistics: A Brief Foray into Social Research Tools74
6Everything But the Internet104
7Getting Stories from the Net133
8Obtaining Databases: Locating, Negotiating, and Importing154
9Dirty Data: Pitfalls and Solutions170
10Getting Going: Strategies for Stories186
Appendix A: Choosing Equipment and Software193
Appendix B: Places to Start On-Line195
Appendix C: An Example of Getting into an On-Line Governmental Database198
Appendix D: Requests for Electronic Information199
Appendix E: Getting Story Ideas for Computer-Assisted Reporting202
Appendix F: Structured Query Language203
Spreadsheet Exercises: Microsoft Excel205
Spreadsheet Exercises: Quattro Pro for Windows215
Database Manager Exercises: Microsoft Access228
Database Manager Exercises: Microsoft FoxPro242
Database Manager Exercises: Paradox for Windows258
Glossary275
Index279

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